15 Nov '17, 2am

DOE Official: Agency ‘Confident’ FERC Will Approve a Coal, Nuclear Pricing Rule https://t.co/coxPWkKy7h

DOE Official: Agency ‘Confident’ FERC Will Approve a Coal, Nuclear Pricing Rule https://t.co/coxPWkKy7h

Department of Energy officials attended the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners’ Annual Meeting in Baltimore this week where they defended the agency's proposal to prevent the closure of financially troubled coal and nuclear power plants. Sean Cunningham, head of the DOE's Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis, said in a keynote address that he is "confident" the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will "dutifully consider and adopt a rule that will address price formation in the electric markets," Utility Dive reports . So far, members of the FERC have been hesitant to back the DOE's notice of proposed rulemaking, or NOPR, that would give "full recovery" of costs to power plants with 90 days of fuel supply on hand -- an attribute that applies specifically to nuclear and coal plants. Commissioners Cheryl LaFleur and Robert Powelson have said th...

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